Sarah LaPierre, MD
I was born and raised in “the last great place.” I decided early in life to pursue medicine and therefore tailored my education to prepare me for this path. After high school, I attended a small Catholic liberal arts college in Helena and stayed in Montana through my second year of medical school. I enjoy both diagnostic and procedure-based medicine as well as interventions aimed at palliation. I’m passionate about independent, life-long learning and serving my community. I’m very much looking forward to staying in Seattle and continuing to explore the vast array of beauty western Washington has to offer.
Hiking, backpacking, cross country skiing, classic literature, painting
Procedural radiology, global health, palliative care
University of Washington Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology Interest Group president (2019-2020)
As a radiology resident, I knew my intern year would not necessarily be integrated in my advanced program. I chose UW because as a UW SOM alum I am familiar with the various hospitals within the UWMC system and knew I would get both the exposure to pathology and supportive cohort I wanted as a new doctor.
What advice do you have for incoming interns?
Take advantage of any time away from the hospital to go exploring! In addition to multiple very different neighborhoods in Seattle proper, the surrounding area is very beautiful. Taking a drive, going for a hike, enjoying the water, or making a weekend trip to one of the islands or the OP are all excellent ways to rejuvenate.
What do you like best about living in Seattle?
Staying in Seattle was a high priority for me. The spring and summer are beautiful and while the cool autumn gives way to some gray and rainy days, there are wonderful museums, bookstores, and breweries galore to hole up in for an afternoon or day.